Exchange Conditions of KuMSA

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Excellent)
Required
Arabic
(Good)
Not Required
Languages Remarks
ALL doctors speak excellent English.
Clerkship Type
- Clinical Clerkship
A clinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a clinical department of a hospital or clinic, such as Dermatology and Pediatrics.
Required level of studies
Students must be CLINICAL students and have successfully completed and passed the rotation they would like to take an elective in.
Graduated students allowed
No

Even if accepted by the hosting country, students must be still enrolled in university by the time the Application Form is sent.
Clerkship Duration
4 weeks, 7 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Casual
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
Academic Quality
To maintain a certain academic quality level, a hard copy logbook will be provided to all exchange students. It needs to be signed and stamped by the tutor. The proof of attendace is required in order for the certificate to be be issued.
Nightshifts
No
Special Remarks
Sunday to Thursday from around 7:00 am to 2:30pm (may be different in different departments). Night shifts are not required but optional.
Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks
Kuwait's a pretty small country so there aren't different city options to choose from. Everything's almost within short driving distances.
Calendar Remarks
10 students can be accepted per semester, including summer. (3 semesters in total)

Limited seats during Ramadan. Students must abide to fasting etiquette in public. The start and end dates of the holy month differ annually according to the Islamic Calendar. It would be a good idea to check which month coincides with Ramadan for that respective year and avoid it to gain the full exchange experience.

The national & liberation days of Kuwait are in February; Students can not be accepted during this month.
Note that June is the month of final examinations in the Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University. In order to guarantee that our academic tutors are available all the time for our incoming students, we won't accept AF's for the period 1-Jun to 15-Jun since its finals period and our instructors will be involved in the final examinations.

September is a "turnover period"  as stated by our faculty, and so no exchanges will be carried out during this month.

All applications for the summer months must be submitted before April 1st. 

Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
Sunday to Thursday from 7:00am to 2:30pm (may be different in different departments).

Regarding the clinical fields, some restrictions may apply for certain periods during the year.
General
Pocket money
0 KWD
Boarding
- Dormitory
Lodging
- Dormitory
Social Program
The SCOPE team is always available to find (and provide if possible) social activities throughout the student's stay. Organized programs during Summer months.

During Ramadan, the social program is minimal and students must abide by fasting etiquette in public.

Note that May (along with June) is also the month of final examinations in the Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, and the social program will be limited.
Student with disabilities
No
Couples
No
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
Application Form
Deadline
4Months
Unilateral fee
100 KWD
Payment details for unilateral fee
Please transfer 100 KWD to the KuMSA bank account which will be provided to you within a payment email to be sent once the AF is accepted.
Visa requirements

Students from most countries of the European union (EU) with EU passport get visa upon arrival to Kuwait International Airport. They can also apply for an electronic visa 1 week prior to their arrival. 

PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR VISA ON ARRIVAL. (Ask for the list if you want to check if your country's included!)


Students from other countries will NOT have to apply for visa as Kuwait University will arrange visa for them free of charge and they will find it ready in the airport upon arrival.

http://kuwaitvisa.com/visa-types/

Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
Deadline for Summer months (July-August) is before April 1st.

all applications must include the LC application form.  The form is provided here: LC Application Form
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Passport copy(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Language certificate(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Immunisation Form(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Motivation Letter for Department 1(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Photo
Format
- Card of Document
- Curriculum Vitae
Format
- Card of Document
- CPR Certificate
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 2
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 3
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 4
Format
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter
Format
- Card of Document
- Student record (Subjects passed)(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
- Health Insurance
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment
Format
- Card of Document
- LC Application form
Format
- Card of Document
The standard documents are the basic documents that the students are asking for and the special documents are less important, as only some Local Committees ask for them. So it's mandatory to upload the standard documents, but not the special ones. (Students do it when asked for by the LEO/NEO.)
The upon arrival documents are hard copies documents that the students are requested to take with them in the host country.”
Immunization requirements
there are no immunization requirements.

Insurance
Health/Travel Insurance and Malpractice/Liability Insurance is NOT a requirement. If the student wishes to have Insurance, we will NOT provide it, it has to be done in the student's own country.

Deadline
18 Weeks

Special remarks
Graduates are not accepted. Please make sure all documents are translated to English.

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
The contact person assigned in the CA is preliminary - they may change after arrival, you will be notified if this happens.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
CC must be filled four weeks prior to your arrival if you want your pick-up from the airport to be arranged.
Cancellations
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
 1 month before the start of the exchange 
Substitutions
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
Substitutions must be made within 2 months of the start date.
Additional Information
Update Date
07/14/2019 17:10
Validation Date
07/16/2018 00:00
Special remarks